MULLICA HILL – A powerful tornado cut a patch of destruction through neighborhoods and farms during dinner time on Sept. 1 in the Mullica Hill area.
PICTURED ABOVE: A damaged home in the Josephine and Marvin Lanes area in Harrison Township.
According to the National Weather Service, a tornado touched down in the Mullica Hill area of Harrison Township at approximately 6:21 p.m. Major damage, including destroyed homes, were seen just outside of Mullica Hill.
It was reported that at least nine homes along Josephine and Marvin Lanes, near Route 77, south of Mullica Hill, received damage. There were reports of people trapped in their basement after the destruction of their home. According to Gloucester County officials, two people were transported to the hospital. No one was killed.
Damage was done to the 4-H Fairgrounds along Route 77. According to Harrison Township Mayor Lou Manzo, Eachus’s Wellacrest Dairy Farm lost about 100 of their cows, and the Grasso Farm was “devastated”. Wellacrest is the largest dairy farm in New Jersey.
The tornado then traveled to Mantua, Wenonah, and brushed Woodbury, Woodbury Heights, and Deptford.
Follow this link to video from the Gloucester County Clerk James Hogan to see damage caused by the storm. https://www.facebook.com/GloucesterCountyClerkJamesHogan/photos/pcb.4322480004466493/4322476014466892
by Karen E. Viereck, Editor/Publisher